Wednesday, May 30, 2012


 Use a Sharpie to write sight words on beans!  Put them in  a pecil pouch!  So much fun for little hands.
I found this idea here

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Slap it

Slap! Call out a word and first person to slap it, adds it to their pile..... vocabulary, sight words, math facts... so many possibilities!    Idea from Chalk Talk                                   

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ping Pong Balls

Use ping pong balls to teach your active learner sight words. "Throw 'for' to me. Throw 'so' to me."       Found here                                

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Roll and Spell

Roll the dice for spelling words.  Write your new sight words using the color you roll!  Looks like fun!  Look here for the printable.                               

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trash or Treasure

trash or treasure - students uncrumble a piece of paper from bin. sight words are treasure, nonsense words are trash...recording sheet needed.                                       

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Outside race

Sight word race to find...Have sight words written with chalk around the blacktop, child races to find word.  Find the blog post here                                     

Thursday, May 17, 2012


For the last couple of weeks we have been putting a “twist” into our sight word practice, with Sight Word Twister

Monday, May 14, 2012

This idea is so cute!  It may take some work but I know that Kindergarteners will love it.

Follow the link to see the directions!  So super cute!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Follow this link for End of the Year Reading and End of Year Math assessments.  You can check your child progress!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sight Word String-Ups are a kit that is sold on Amazon. It comes with four trays, a bag of letter beads, some pipe cleaners, and a bunch of flashcards.   I just use the beads and pipe cleaners. I also use my own flashcards, because that way we only wind up working on the words I consider to be the most important.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sight Word Assessment

Follow this link to download a free sight word assessment with worksheet!  Includes 70 sight words plus some links to sight word activities

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Now that your child is reading so many sight words....this is a cute bookmark to give you strategies to help your child as she reads to you.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sight Word worksheets

This site offers free printable sight word worksheets. Each worksheet contains helpful information on properly forming each letter as well as offers numerous opportunities to practice writing each sight word. We recommend each child saying the sight word aloud as he writes to help develop a sight word vocabulary.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Make the Sight Word Board Game

Creating the game board is easy – all you need is a poster board, pen and list of sight words. Using a poster board, create a path. The path can look like a snake or contain squares similar to Chutes and Ladders. Ideally each space should be approximately one-inch so you can write a sight word in it. Use pennies, dice or a spinner from another game to advance on the game board and cheerios (just don’t let your child eat them before the end of the game) or match box cars work perfect as game pawns.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Make practicing sight words fun with the Make, Take & Teach activity "Fishing For Sight Words". This activity is perfect for small group instruction or for use in your literacy centers. 75 fish contain sight words from Lists 1-3 of the 220 Dolch Sight Words. Simply print the activity, cut out the fish, assemble the fishing rod and your activity is ready to go. The "Fishing For Sight Words" activity is also available for Lists 4-6 and Lists 7-9.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Speedy Sight Words

Looks like a unit to help build fluency for the first 100 Sight Words.  I might get this to use over the summer!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This poster gives the kids options for practicing Sight Words:
1.  Write the word in a sentence
2.  Write the word with funky letters
3.  Write as a rainbow word...trace each letter with more than one color
4.  Write the consonants in blue and the vowels in orange
5.  Hide the words in a picture
6.  Write the letters with dots or stars on the edge of each letter
7.  Write the letters as a chain
8.  Use colors to make a spelling pattern
9.  Write as steps

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today we wrote our number for each correctly read sight words.  She got 33 correct.  Numbers and sight words.....math and reading!

Monday, April 9, 2012

To do this activity, students will read the sight words that are in the top boxes. They will then find the words in the text boxes below and rainbow trace them in the color shown. This is such a simple activity, but my students LOVE anything that has to do with crayons, markers, tracing/coloring, etc... I may even extend the activity and have the students then write the words out or write sentences using the given sight words (just on the back of their paper or in their writing to learn binders). The possibilities are endless, and this activity could easily be converted for spelling too! Download it here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mix It, Fix It, Write It

This is a worksheet with scrambles Sight Words.  The kids unscramble to word and then write it 2 times.  It is easy to make your own with a piece of blank paper.  Here is the link to download this one.

Sight Word Uno

Download this Sight Word Uno game for free.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sight Word practice Cards from Confessions of a homeschooler.

To play:
  1. Cut out the Sight Word tiles, then use them to build the words.
  2. Laminate then use dry-erase markers to write in spell the words.
  3. Play “Sight Word Bingo”. Have students put a pom-pom, or glass bead on each word card as it is called, 3 in a row wins!
  4. Use magnetic letters, or any other alphabet tiles you have to spell the words on a cookie sheet.
  5. Use tracing pages to practice sight word handwriting and spelling.

Monday, April 2, 2012

What kid doesn't enjoy jumping on the furniture? Let them jump on pillows and cushions &
practice their sight words at the same time.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I cut out smaller egg shaped papers and wrote target sight words
that we are still working on reinforcing. 
Stuff the words into the eggs and hide them all around.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This is a printable you can purchase to make these 25 file folders.  The sight words covered are:
and, are, can, for, go, have, he, here, is, like, me, my, of, on, play, said, see, she, that, the, they, to, was, with, you. Follow the link to fin out more!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Put some paint in a plactic bag to practice spelling your sight words.  Learn more here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This blog has a fun idea for practicing Sight Words.  Nerf Guns make sight words much more fun!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sight Word Readers

This link will take you to a sight to download and print your sight word readers. There are 8 book options.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sight Word Practice Pages

There are 5 files to download and print for reading, writing, and making sentences with sight words. Enjoy! Here is the link

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not anything to do with Sight Words

This site has nothing to do with sight words but it is so super fun! Maybe it can be used as a reward after practicing sight words

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Track the Progress

Track your child’s progress. As your child learns additional sight words, punch a hole in the top corner of each mastered flashcard and keep them on a loose-leaf ring (found at office supply stores). Your child will be able to see his progress as he accumulates flashcards and the ring will also keep the cards from getting lost. Don't forget to continually review the sight words that have been mastered as well as the ones you are learning!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More tips

Create your own sight word flashcards. Each family has different words that may be common or important. Ask your child for sight word suggestions such as a family member’s name, a favorite food, or a favorite store. Use the blank flashcards included with the sight word flashcards to make personalized sight word flashcards for your child.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Make it fun. Although learning sight words requires memorization, you can play simple games with the cards that will help make this learning fun. For example, spread the cards face down on a table and let your child pick one card at a time by saying, “Eeeny, meeny, miney, mo. I’ll pick a card that I know!” Direct your child to pick the last card he touches as he reaches the end of the rhyme. Playful elements such as the silly rhyme and allowing your child to pick his own card will help keep your child engaged and having fun. Info found at School Sparks


Customize the cards. As you introduce each sight word, draw an outline in red around the entire word on the flashcard, highlighting the shape of the word. Since sight words are visual in nature, the red box gives children another way to visualize the word and remember how it looks.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tips for learning sight words

Get physical. Another way to reinforce new sight words is to teach your child a verbal cheer for each word. Start by labeling each letter as “high” (b, d, f, h, k, l, t and all uppercase letters), “medium” (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x and z) or “low” (g, j, p, q and y).
Say aloud the sight word and then say the name of each letter in the word to create the cheer. Direct your child to reach above his head for “high” letters, put his hands on his hips for the “medium” letters, and put his arms down at his sides for the “low” letters. Repeat the cheer several times until your child can join you in saying the names of the letters while he looks at the flashcard and moves.Using body movements while learning the sight words will bring the words to life and add another dimension to learning. Rather than just seeing the word and saying it aloud, your child can “feel” the word as he moves his body. Found at School Sparks